I must be in a good mood today giving thsi a 4
morgoth | omaha, NE | 07/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now this movie is different than the movie called shaolin vs. ninja. I am reviewing the tai seng version.
Now I sure somebody out there has seen this because it has one of the coolest opening scenes ever. You may or may not know of eagle han (han ying). He did a lot of godfrey ho movies and even fought gordon liu in the finale in the wonderfully horrible "Shaolin Drunken Monk". But when he was under actual choreographers like the great Robert Tai, he is one of the best screen fighters that this world has ever seen! So it starts with eagle jumping on the ground and showign you right away what his legs can do. I won't try to describe what he does to you, but the best way to put it is-HIS LESG CANNOT BE REAL! I mean they are really short and stumpy but I am tellign ou that this guy is more limber than john liu AND hwagn jang lee. he can't kick as high as those guys(cause his legs are a foot and a half long), but I have to say that he is one of the ONLY guys in cinema history that you can tell right away he could whoop your booty in real life. His form is just incredible and I will try not to dwell on the legs. BUT I LOVE LEGWORK!
So the movie is really about as simple as you can get. It starts out really slow but manages to keep pickign up speed throughout the film until the finale comes around and i GAURANTEE you will not be dissapointed in the amount of AWESOMELY choreographed action.
Basically the whole movie you have a group of monks trying to get the golden sutra to tibet. IT MUST GET THERE! Luckily there isn't an army after them btu one BADASS dude who puts a character like "Legalos" to shame. He is a true mountaneer and is EASILY one of my new favorite characters in the movie. So there really is no plot and you have to wait a while, but I gaurantee that you will see ninja's and not the best finale ever, but the best fight in a movie with a TON of good ones.
Also, look for a cameo by robert tai, he has long black hair, a mustache, and is using a one sided spear. Just look for the guy with the biggest nose ever.
If the dvd was widscreened, I would have to giev it a 5. But some parts I hear peopel fighting and can't see anything:) Other than that, picture quality is fine, I just hate it when it is full screened."